Best Beaches in Caribbean
Best Caribbean Beaches St. Maarten has 37 unique and beautiful beaches to be experienced. Each beach has its own beauty and unique features. You have to see the them to understand why the beaches in St. Maarten are among the best in the world!
Located on the island’s southwest tip, Cupecoy is a set of three beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. It’s also the last beach on the Dutch side before crossing the northern French border. Travelers say the sunsets here have to be seen to be believed, with dramatic views of Saba in the distance. Consider enjoying the day’s end in one of the area’s beach bars, or by buying a cold beer from one of the local vendors walking along the shore. Cupecoy Beach is also noteworthy as a LGBT-friendly beach, and families should beware the clothing-optional section of the beach’s northwest end. Recent visitors said the beach is stunning and romantic and suggest getting there early to claim a spot in the sand.
You can visit Cupecoy for free, but there are paid parking lots at the adjacent Cupecoy and Sapphire beach clubs.
Many call calm and quiet Mullet a decent alternative to the noise and sand blasts of Maho Bay, or to the crowds of the French side’s Orient Bay. Along with its clear waters, travelers were pleased with Mullet Bay’s soft sand and surfer-ready waves.
Because of its proximity to the cruise terminal (about a 30-minute drive), you’ll likely encounter crowds when ships are docked. Chair and umbrella rentals cost about $15 for the day, according to past visitors. You’ll find few facilities here, so plan accordingly. Mullet Bay sits near the airport, just south of scenic Cupecoy Beach and is free to visit.